A2 WJEC Geography - Holderness Coast Management

Each area along the coast has a seperate page described in detail the strategy and methods used.

The strategies used in the context of coastal processes and sustainability have been evaluated

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Sub cell name Holderness coast,
between 1d and 2a
Location and context (human and Flamborough head is a
physical) peninsula of 8 miles on
the Yorkshire coast of
England. There are
larger numbers and a
wider range of cave
habitats at Flamborough
than at any other…

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is an issue due to the
sensitive nature of
Bridlington Bay sands,
which are needed as
natural protection along
the coast, along with the
bays and harbours that
are the base for the
local fishing industry.
There is also an issue of
conservation due to the

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Advance the line Technically feasible, but costly and unnecessary. It would also
disrupt coastal processes that the managers are aiming to
Preferred option and reasons To do nothing, as the
chalk cliffs are retreating
at a very slow rate, and
the way in which they

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there is also a minor
sea port.
Coastal Processes Bridlington is in the
immediate shelter
of Flamborough
Head, which
provides protection
from the prevailing
north-easterly wind
coming down from
the North Sea. The
smithic sands are
also important in
providing protection
by dispersing wave
energy. There is…

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break up the wave
Environment (human and physical) Human: The
settlement is high
density urban with
properties as well
as tourism related
developments (such
as caravan parks,
promenades and
hotels). The harbour
facilities are used by
the fishing
community. The
quays and piers are

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conservation is also
important. Yorkshire
waters sewage
treatment should
not be affected as
this would lead to a
decrease in water
quality. The
effective operation
of the RNLI station
depends on
Management objectives 1. To provide a
level of
protection for
and the…

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and could have unsustainable consequences of the marine
Hold the line Meets most of the objectives, providing continued protection
for the urban area and our economic activities. It is technically
realistic, economically viable and environmentally acceptable. It
is recognised that longshore drift is restricted due to…

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Sub cell name Hornsea Coast
Location and context (human and Hornsea is a small
physical) seaside resort and a
2.9km stretch of
coastline, which
used to be in the
Pottery business
until the factory shut
down in 2000, and is
part of East Riding
of Yorkshire…

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resulting from
overtopping of the
existing defences. In
particular, the
section of the
frontage from New
Road to Sands Lane
is subject to
flooding damages.
Coastal Defences The position of the
coastline at Hornsea
has been artificially
fixed since existing
coastal defences
were erected in the

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supports fishing
including beach
launched boats.
Near shore
waters are used
by fishing
vessels for
netting of bass,
sole, cod and
skate and
potting for
crabs and
Old Mere
Hornsea is an
review (GCR)
site in the
vicinity of
Stream Dyke.




Very detailed notes, thank you! :)

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